|Poster:||grendelschoice||Date:||Sep 10, 2007 8:21am|
|Forum:||GratefulDead||Subject:||Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS|
add my flame to the already growing fire.
If we're trying to figure out WHY Rhino has been so slow to release official material, it seems the most likely answer is partly what Purple Gel said and a few others about whether it's cost-effective for Rhino to do so.
If a space alien who knew nothing about the popularity of music in the US/World were to tap into this site he would think the Dead are the most popular band of all time. But what's sadly more true is that there are a VERY limited number of DeadHeads worldwide, and even fewer willing to pay for every vault release that comes out.
Paying for DL's seems especially silly (we all know why) but I for one would pay through the nose for HIGH QUALITY, well-packaged, liner-note infused official show releases. I just would.
But it probably is the case that given the production costs that would go into that weighed versus the number of people who would actually go and buy the product, Rhino would come out in the red.
I'm guessing here, but that's how it seems. I think they;re probably looking right now at the numbers from the Cow Palace New Years show and wondering if it was even worth it.
Just my 2 cents...but I do wish they'd understand that there are at least THIS MANY (archive) DeadHeads who would step up and open their wallets if they would just open the vaults.